Friday, April 18, 2014

Steen scores game-winner to lift Blues over Blackhawks in triple overtime (VIDEO)

It took the St. Louis Blues five overtime periods, and then some, to take advantage of the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to cap the longest playoff game in franchise history and give the Blues a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night.

Steen beat Corey Crawford off a pair of short passes from Steve Ott and David Backes to end the exhausting opening game. 

Blues coach Ken Hitchcock greeted reporters for the postgame news conference with a humorous "Good morning" early Friday after the marathon match.

"It's big. We want to start this series off on a good note," Steen said. "Especially at home in front of our fans."

Both teams will certainly enjoy a day of rest before meeting in Game 2 Saturday afternoon.

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